The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 won in seven categories at the 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards in California last night. The vampire series - whose stars Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and Mackenzie Foy won solo prizes - dominated at the annual ceremony, which celebrates the worst movies in Hollywood.
As well as being named Worst Picture and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel, the entire cast picked up a gong for Worst Screen Ensemble. Individually, Kristen Stewart was awarded with Worst Actress (also for her role in Snow White and the Huntsman) while Bill Condon picked up the Worst Director prize.
Meanwhile, Taylor Lautner was recognized individually with Worst Supporting Actor and collectively with Mackenzie Foy as they were named Worst Screen Couple.
Elsewhere, after he swept the boards with every award at last year's ceremony, Adam Sandler won Worst Actor for his role in That's My Boy, which beat The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 for Worst Screenplay.
Taylor Lautner is in talks to appear in Grown Ups 2. The Twilight Saga star - who rose to fame portraying Jacob Black in the vampire film franchise - is being lined up for a "key, fun role, in which he goes toe-to-toe" with returning Adam Sandler in the sequel to the 2010 comedy movie.
Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek and Maya Rudolph are all expected to reprise their roles in the forthcoming motion picture, which will see Dennis Duganwill return to direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Project X star Oliver Cooper has also joined the cast of the movie, which Adam and Jack Giarraputo are in line to produce.
The original movie told the story of a group of friends who reunite when they are adults following the death of their high school basketball coach.
Aside from the Twilight movies, Taylor's previous work has seen him take up the leading role in 2011 film Abduction, as well as smaller parts in Cheaper By The Dozen 2 and Valentine's Day.
Vanilla Ice, known in some circles as Robert Van Winkle, has been cast in an upcoming Adam Sandler film titled I Hate You Dad.
The former rapper will play a longtime friend of Sandler’s character. Sandler will be playing Andy Samberg’s father in the film. Both SNL alums should have the skill to help Ice find his funny bone.
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-It pays to be one of Adam Sandler’s friends. According to Chris Rock, the comedian gave his (male) Grown Ups costars Maseratis as “Thank You” presents. (He could just give me the $200,000 in cash.)
-Batman Live will be hitting the UK and the US next year. The traveling stage production – which will not be a musical – will include a “brand new original storyline” and a list of familiar Batman characters.
-Although we shouldn’t be surprised to hear about a “Chilean miners” film – did you know that shooting on The 33 of San Jose started five days after the miners were rescued? No release date has been announced yet.
-Despite reports that Betty White would join the cast of Men in Black III, it appears that news wasn’t true. “Where did that come from?” the Golden Girl questioned. "All these rumors come up but there is absolutely no truth to any of it."
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Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this week:
- Antichrist: DVD, Blu-ray
- Arsenic and Old Lace: DVD
- Charlie St. Cloud: DVD, Blu-ray
- A Christmas Carol: Blu-ray
- Grown Ups: DVD, Blu-ray
- Love Ranch: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Man Who Would Be King: DVD
- Ocean's 11 (50th Anniversary): Blu-ray
- Ramona and Beezus: DVD, Blu-ray
- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: DVD, Blu-ray
- Tremors: Blu-ray
Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.
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For her next film, Katie Holmes will play wife to someone slightly younger than her real-life hubby.
The 31-year-old Romantics actress has just signed on to Jack and Jill, a comedy that will feature a 43-year-old Adam Sandler in two roles.
Sandler, who’ll be wed to Katie’s character, will pull a Nutty Professor-eseque stunt when he stars as both Jack and his visiting sister Jill.
The Thanksgiving-set film will also feature Al Pacino, who’ll be playing himself.
Frequent collaborator Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore, Grown Ups) will work with Sandler once again for this project.
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Fans aren’t quite ready to wake up from the dream just yet.
Despite competition from Steve Carell, Zac Efron and cute animals, Inception managed to continue its reign over the box office. The Christopher Nolan film - which is nearing the $200 million mark - added another $27.5 million to its total and became the third entry of the year to three-peat. (Alice in Wonderland and Shrek Forever After also had three wins under their belts.)
Warner Bros.’ win meant leftovers for Dinner for Schmucks. The Paramount comedy, which cost in the neighborhood of $60 million to produce, only brought $23.5 million to the table.
Meanwhile, Charlie St. Cloud narrowly beat out Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore for fifth place. The two entries were separated by approximately $100,000.
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So remind me again - why exactly did Tom Cruise drop out of Salt?
The thriller Cruise was once attached to fired up $36 million over the past three days - nearly $15 million more than Knight and Day did just four weeks ago. (That movie, by the way, just fell out of the Top 10 after only four weeks.) Salt‘s numbers, though, did not match Angelina Jolie’s previous actioners (e.g. Wanted, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Tomb Raider). The Sony film also failed to boot Inception out of first place.
Meanwhile, Ramona and Beezus, the weekend’s only other new wide release, failed to even cross the $10 million mark. But Beverly Cleary lovers shouldn’t feel bad - the adaptation only cost about $15 million to produce.
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Warner Bros. might have had difficulty marketing Inception, but strong word of mouth, stunning visuals and Christopher Nolan’s reputation were enough to sell the film. The $160 million thriller opened to $62.8 million in weekend receipts, placing the film on top of all original projects out so far this summer. Inception also bested Leonardo DiCaprio’s previous debuts (including Shutter Island‘s $41.1 million) and Nolan’s earlier titles (outside of The Dark Knight).
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, on the other hand, had a harder time conjuring up interest. The Disney remake grossed only $17.6 million since Friday ($24.7 million since Wednesday). That’s a considerable disappointment given the $150 million price tag, but overseas dollars will likely help the studio.
Meanwhile, a film that placed #12 on this week’s chart actually outperformed both Inception and Apprentice. The Kids Are All Right, starring Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, had the best per screen average ($28,009) of any movie currently in theaters.
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It looks like Steve Carell will do just fine when he finally leaves Dunder Mifflin.
Neither vampires nor predators could keep Gru (Carell) and his minions from ruling the box office this weekend. Despicable Me - also featuring the voices of Miranda Cosgrove, Jason Segel and Russell Brand - overcame it’s title and delighted audiences to the tune of $56.4 million. Universal’s feature earned nearly enough to cover the film’s production cost ($69 million) and more than enough to push last week’s champ, Eclipse, down to second place.
Meanwhile, Fox’s Predators, set its laser sights on the alien creature lovers out there. The sci-fi thriller, starring Adrien Brody and Topher Grace, fired up $24.8 million in ticket sales and a third place finish.
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